University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Public Health

The course is designed to provide you with the research, evaluation and analytical skills you need to understand and undertake a wide range of public health activities, in a national and international context. Our modules set public health in an international context, so the course attracts students from all over the world. Graduates are senior public health managers, information analysts, health promoters and policy makers in the NHS, NGOs and education.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or a recognised medical degree or significant experience in public health. Applicants whose first language is not English require an IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: epidemiology; key issues in global public health; introduction to research methods; introduction to statistics and critical appraisal; health needs assessment, planning and evaluation; dissertation. Optional modules: students choose four modules from a range including: health promotion; leading and managing health services; communicable disease; disaster and emergency management; using policy to strengthen health systems; health care financing & economic evaluation; sociology of health and illness; further statistics for health science researchers; social determinants of health inequalities; systematic reviews and critical appraisal techniques; promoting evidence-based health care; public health informatics; contemporary health psychology and behaviour change.

Assessment methods

You are assessed on coursework, examinations and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time - 6 months
MPH Full-time £ 6,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MPH Full-time £ 18,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
PgDip Full-time - 12 months
PgCert Part-time - 12 months
MPH Part-time - 24 months
PgDip Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Teaching Support Unit
Telephone number: 
0114 222 5454